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loving people. but a lot of people choose certain things because they are miserable they want everybody else to be miserable. i want to switch to another topic. the fort hood shooter nadal hassan on trial for murder killing 13 people plus an unborn child. supposed to shave his beard because that's the way it is done in the military. the judge who ordered him to shave his beard has been thrown off the case rather than shave the guy's beard. shouldn't we shave every part of his body tell him that's just the beginning for what he did for those people in fort hood? >>> oo shave him with a really dull razor and throw him into a vat of gerbils. that's why i am not allowed in leadership. there are the photographs from the 80s. we are in a culture of coward december which is based on enhanced sensitivity. when somebody is doing their job that is seen as an infraction it is seen as mean. this administration is suffering from islam phobia phobia. they are scared of being accused of islamic phobia. fort hood was a terrorist act and it was characterized as workplace violence. we are living in a tim
in the weather center as the storm moves towards the northeast. watch out for that. dennis: less miserables winning bid at the box office. we will tell you about this. shibani: as we do every day at this time we will get oil prices inching higher, 2.6%. good day for oil. [ male announcer ] this is joe woods' first day of work. andis new boss told him twongs -- cook what you love, and save your money. joe doesn't know it yet, but he'll wk his way up from busser to waiter to chef before opening a restaurant specializing in fish and me from the great northwest. he'll start investing early, he'll find some good people to help guide him, nd he'll set money aside from his first day of work to his last, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. dennis: 15 past the hour stocks every 15 minutes and team coverage. jeff flock in the trading pits of the cme where oil is on a tear. first to nicole petallides on the floor of a stock exchange where stocks are turning lower still. nicole: we see markets under pressure here to the downside. volume is fair because a lot of peopl
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up next, kevin mccarthy sits down with two stars of the new film les miserables. find out how anne hathaway prepares for emotional scenes and how long it took her to get out of character. [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. in what world do potatoes, bacon and cheese add up to 100 calories? your world. ♪ [ whispers ] real bacon... creamy cheese... 100 calories... [ chef ] ma'am [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. of green giant vegetables it's easy to eat like a giant... ♪ and feel like a green giant. ♪ ho ho ho ♪ green giant . ♪ i had a dream my life would be so different than this hell i'm living! ♪ >>> based on a french novel, widely considered one of the greatest novels of the 19th century, les miserables hits the silver screen on christmas day. nearly all the dialogue is in song, which turned out to be quite demanding for the actors, including russell crowe and hue jackman. we talked with two of the female leads about singing the scenes live as the camera rolls. >> it's one of the greatest things i've seen this year. i cried like a baby. it was wo
of the house fail so miserably to win support for his own measure. he couldn't figure out what was on his own caucus, and so that means that the president is really not negotiating with anybody who can really make a deal. he can't -- you know, he can't cover any check that he writes at the oval office. i mean for weeks now on this show and others, you know, people have been talking about deals and chris mass use always getting on me for being a debbie downer. the real issue is whether boehner can bring along members of his caucus for anything and we saw last night that he really can't and it puts everybody in a tough position, but the president does end up, i think, with a more reasonable upper hand. >> well, david -- >> but the other thing i would alert you to is once they get through this, think what happened last night and what's happening this week is really a bad -- a bad omen for what the republicans might try to do once again on the debt ceiling in january or february. >> let me ask you about an interim step because president obama argued tonight both parties can agree that taxes on th
people were miserably poor and died before age 40 and only recently things have changes. did you a chart this is life span. this is wealth. for most of histstory, pele have been down here, only recently, the united states and some other countries are here, but many people are still, we have it here, stuck. >>guest: this is 180, -- 1800 everyone was sick and poor and they started to move. this is a representation of what you should look at on the web page and some -- this is britain. this is when britain was richer but the united states decided to catch up. and now this is australia and new zealand. now at turn of the century, united states is pushing forward with technology and the market economy and they have a lot of good public health things being done and the rest of the world that is dominateing india and china, but in the 60's they missed. the market economies are good and they grow their economies and they are catching up. today when we land, 2010, these are the countries that borrow money to the richest when they have their problems. >> in my mind this raises two questions, or tw
cliff deal done. with plan b failing pretty miserably, a lot of traders can't see a scenario where this can get done. you can bet they're going to see what the president is going to say because that is a major market lower. look at oil, this morning we are above 90. yesterday looks like we are on our way, demand should be getting better and economy getting better and throw everything out of the garbage, we are down $1.56. what adds to the negative momentum is reports from the petroleum institute, the month of november, u.s. petroleum use was at a 17 year low. that is minuscule to what we were doing during the years a few years ago. futures are down today rallying quite a bit. u.s. gasoline use is up until this year at the lowest level since 2001. that is a pretty incredible number. oil production in the u.s. is at the highest level since 1995 so we have more production. less demand, and that is weighing on prices. we are a futures markets. we have been rallying, and if we go off of the cliff very bearish. cheryl: thank you so much. john boehner gaining plan b from the house floor d
that the conflict in afghanistan will be seen as anything but a rather miserable failure in the end? >> i think it will be. actually, it will be interestingly and maybe more positively paired with the war in iraq, being a discretionary war the u.s. undertook on the basis of incorrect information. i think the war in afghanistan it was undertaken for almost noncontroversial reasons within the united states. direct retribution for the attacks of 9/11 and where taliban al qaeda was at the time. i think the debate will be did the u.s. get distracted by afghanistan by the iraq venture and another way to wind it up than the one we have? it's interesting in the presidential campaign concluded there's so little debate about this with so little appetite on either side of the political divide to stay there longer, increase the bet and i think seen as a sadly concluded affair and we got in to it for understandable reasons. >> christin, something else on the fiscal cliff. a drop in confidence and zero u.s. economic growth with no agreement on this fiscal cliff and indeed a ripple effect in the eurozone and
? >> totally, ten million. >> and you do a presentation, that most of history people were miserably poor and died before age 40 and only recently things have changes. did you a chart this is life span. this is wealth. for most of history, people have been down here, only recently, the united states and some other countries are here, but many people are still, we have it here, stuck. >>guest: this is 180, -- 1800 everyone was sick and poor and they started to move. this is a representation of what you should look at on the web page and some -- this is britain. this is when britain was richer but the united states decided to catch up. and now this is australia and new zealand. now at turn of the century, united states is pushing forward with technology and the market economy and they have a lot of good public health things being done and the rest of the world that is dominateing, india and china, but in the 60's they missed. the market economies are good and they grow their economies and they are catching up. today when we land, 2010, these are the countries that borrow money to the riches
miserables" and with a look and preview of what's hitting the big screen, kim ser afin. so, les mis is getting the attention? >> yes. long awaited movie. everyone has been talking about this. hugh jackman is incredible in it, and of course anne hathaway is talking about her performance of "i dream the dream." she's already been nominated for s.a.g. awards. >> interesting about that film, too, is how they sang it live. it wasn't sung later or prerecorded. >> exactly. they didn't do these a month in advance and lip seven. they all had earpieces in their ears, listening to piano music accompanies them. people were applauding in the movie theater about this film, because the performances are so strong, so emotional. it is balling they sung it live on set. it was a bit controversial at first, but it really makes the film. it's long, about 2 hours and 40 minutes, but this has such a huge fan base built in. it did get mixed reviews, but the musical when it first opened had mixed reviews. >> so let's talk about friday. what's coming up? >> also i should mention you also have dj amount ngo u
connecting the dots and they failed miserably. lou: pointing out directly al qaeda is far from dead andloe benghazi terrorist attacks. whether it amounts to a itewash. joining us now is judith miller, former u.s. amassador to the united nations, john bolton. thank you both for being here. i would like to start with a couple of the findings from the executive summary of this report. these two findings occur with one paragraph. first, embassy tripoli did not demonstrate strong and sustained advocacy with washington for increased security for special mission in benghazi. that means the consulate. lou: here's the other binding after one paraaph. in the days and months and weeks leading up to it, were inadequate. despite repeated requests and special mission in benghazi and embassy ipoli for additional staffing. judith miller, reconcile what was directly contradictory findings within a paragraph of one another. >> secretary of state clinton is going to have to answer that question. i think this is an incredibly damning report about the administration. the behavior and security posture in bengha
and it failed miserably. adam: may only have the money for the pizza or the beer, you have to choose, right? >> why mess up a good thing. stop printing money, ben bernanke. adam: that is all the time we have got for you today. "the willis report" is next, have a great thursday. gerri: tonight get ready, folks. we arwe're going over the fiscal cliff and lawmakers are just picturing about it, they are not trying to fix it. we have some great ideas to fix the fiscal cliff blues. try flying first class and don't pay for it. welcome to "the willis report." hello, everybody. i am gerri willis. tonight congress is pushing america up a fiscal cliff of its own making. president obama and the senate back in washington today trying to get some kind of a deal done, that is what they say, but nothing will likely come in time. harry reid spent the day moaning about how bad of a speaker john boehner is good the house is set to return sunday afternoon just one day before the end of the year. nearly 90% of americans will be hit with $500 billion in tax hikes and spending cuts. as we head off a cliff, what c
a one year contract with the japanese team. and no surprise here, "les miserables" opening was far from miserable. it grossed $17.5 million on its one day holiday debut. and not far behind, quinn ten tarantino's film with just under $11 million. so it sounds like a lot of people spent yesterday at the movies. >> i'm going to see both. >> like when we have time. >> yeah. what an epic. those sweeping pictures. >> and it has some great names. looking forward to it. on my list, as well. >>> president obama's christmas vacation will be over in a matter of hours. we'll have the latest inside information on whether he'll get a deal or more frustration when he arrives back here in the nation's capital. [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus presents the cold truth. i have a cold, and i took nyquil, but i'm still "stubbed" up. [ male announcer ] truth is, nyquil doesn't unstuff your nose. what? [ male announcer ] it doesn't have a decongestant. no way. [ male announcer ] sorry. alka-seltzer plus fights your worst cold symptoms plus has a fast acting decongestant to relieve your stuffy nose. [ sigh
, "argo" nominated q the best exotic mare gold hotel," "less miserables" and "silver linings playbook" and "lincoln." a lot of love and buzz going into awards season. there were omissions, big names we thought may get a nomination that did not. >> that's what i wanted to ask you. >> reporter: no ben affleck for "argo" no joaquin phoenix for "the master" no kyra knightley and no john goodman. he gave a lot of wonderful performances in "flight" also in "argo" this year, so people left off the list, no emmanuel lariva, and we have the nominations so let at ward season begin. >> i always feel guilty during awards season. another list of movies that i need to get to see, i feel guilty about not seeing them nischelle. you can't get to see them all. >> reporter: there are a lot of good ones. it was a good year for movies. you the to get going, there's a lot for to you say. >> thank you, nischelle turner. you don't have bags under your eyes, looking good, girl. >>> historic day that michigan as michigan lawmakers snubbed organized laborer by passing right to work legislation. we'll hear from
. the kansas city chiefs are known for supporting their fan despite this being a rather miserable season that the chiefs are enduring. but after the game the head coach of the football team, romeo crennel spoke to reporters. he was one of the coaches who witnessed jovan belcher killing himself at their practice facility yesterday morning. >> it is tough when circumstances happen. you can't undo them. you have to rely on each other, your family and friends and rely on your faith. and that's what the team tried to do. today we were able to do that and try to work our way through the tragedy. and knowing that it's not over today it still will go on tomorrow, the next day and the next day. but life is going to go on as well and we have to work through it. >> reporter: there was some talk of whether or not this game would have been canal today. obviously, the nfl football league decided to go on with the game. the players supported that decision. very few clues from players after the game as to what might have transpired. what led people to this murder-suicide yesterday morning. that's one of
are the perfect guy to talk about this, because i'm getting increasingly fed up, bored, miserable with the whole thing. i wake up in the morning with fiscal cliff reverberating in my brain and i can see politicians playing the very game that you alluded to there on jay leno and it is a game for them but for other people, it's a very real thing. and the economy at the moment is completely stagnant waiting for something to happen. you've been in a position of very negative government shutdown with president clinton and a very positive, where you and he in the second term got together, got stuff done and as you saw, a surplus in the economy. so you know what the reality of these debates are like and what it's likely to be going on behind closed doors. what is the way through this and how is this likely, in your expert opinion, to be resolved? >> first of all, i think it took the very tough two closings of the federal government, one for six days, the other for 21 days, in order to get to a point where we were able to negotiate seriously to get welfare reform which was vetoed twice and then signed,
better for them. they suffered miserably after the july 2011 standoff. and so i get that this is a bad situation for republicans. but i don't see the call cue louse behind saying if we can just threaten the credit of the united states government all things will be great for us. >> they did trillion plus cuts last year. it's not easy to find things anybody will cut. if you keep doing this and have to cut another trillion you run out. >> they want to do this to pursue really unpopular policies. like reducing social security benefits. >> remember this is no longer. the president ran on that message, which is a testament to how far we've come since george h. w. bush. i'm wondering where norquist goes into this? if they raise taxes, no matter what is around it. does he still have clout in the gop? >> i think he ends up drinking a strong glass of merlot. >> i'll never do it again. >> right, right. listen, it seems clear at this juncture that the pledge will be broken. if it's not via the bush tax rates it are be via the tax cuts. i don't know what this means for his long term clout. in the s
. having to talk about the case day after day. it is absolutely miserable to me. i always tell people, imagine having to talk about the worst thing that ever happened to you over and over and over. but at the same time, if we don't keep doing it, we will have that stigma hanging o over our heads. we have to keep letting the state of arkansas know we're not going anywhere until you do the right thing. >> how important to you and powerful to you has it been to have lori's unequivocal backing and support to you. >> i couldn't have survived in prison and out of prison without her. when i con take another step when i felt like i couldn't go on, it was her. she is what would carry me forward, mentally, emotionally, spiritually until i could walk again. >> it is good to see you again. >> thank you. >> i wish you the very best, all of you, with the documentary. it is a very powerful film. i urge people to see it. they still have no real idea what this is all about, and to understand just how far you've come and what you've had to go through. it is called "west of mem kwphi coming out december
they are actually good. j.c. penney and groupon have been miserable stocks this year, and their ceos are both in the running for herb greenberg's worst ceo award of 2012 which he'll bring you live. could there be more upside for these troubled names? let's talk numbers on the two today. on the technical side, it's richard ross and on the fundamental side it's steve cortes with veracruz. rich, look at the charts. which of these do you prefer, or do you prefer them right now. >> well, bill, the case of the biggest loser here, but overwhelmingly i prefer groupon. stock became public a year ago in facebook style. lost 90% of its value in just 12 months. had a nice bounce here. we've taken out the downtrend from the february high and taken out 509-day moving average. you see that key resistance, that key level at 550. i think we're going to take that out. we have a v-shaped reversal. a lot of momentum. we see projected upside to the 200 day, 8.40, 8.50, a very nice upside. we'd be a big buyer of groupon. j.c. penney, stay away from j.c. penney. the stock has been disappointing investors for over f
to fail miserably. we do. over the first season, it is a struggle, just like the struggle a lot of these tv journalists say they're going through. >> it was really a quite spectacular [ bleep ] >> thank you very much. >> some of my favorite singers tell their stories. i was about to ask you how many times you've been properly in love in your life. >> the past is just a blur to me now, piers. it's almost a blur. now is the time. now is all that matters. [ male announcer ] it's simple physics... a body at rest tends to stay at rest... while a body in motion tends to stay in motion. staying active can actually ease arthritis symptoms. but if you have arthritis, staying active can be difficult. prescription celebrex can help relieve arthritis pain so your body can stay in motion. because just one 200mg celebrex a day can provide 24 hour relief for many with arthritis pain and inflammation. plus, in clinical studies, celebrex is proven to improve daily physical function so moving is easier. celebrex can be taken with or without food. and it's not a narcotic. you and your doctor shoul
is that all this money printing is masking miserable underlying conditions, that real wages haven't increased very much and the economy is in terrific shape. the other view is that the economy is okay and that this additional money printing will result in risk assets increasing in value. and you know, people in our shop, some people have the one view, other people have the other view. it's very interesting. we're in unusual times when additional research will go a long way in pointing out the mine fields. that's where we spend our time. >> that's where you do spend your time. you're independent, not paid by the people who you rate which gives you a credible voice. jim, for folks going out of the weekend into monday morning, they're worried maybe they don't see a deal. do you do anything with your investments? >> no, not in anticipation of a deal. what i would say strongly is if we don't have a deal and we go over the cliff and markets act negatively next week, you want to be a buyer of stocks for the intermediate and longer term. your only hope in this low return environment where cash and bo
was miserable for two years he told everybody who asked the biggest mistake he ever made. he caught a break in 2002 when they put him back on the ballot. take a lot to get him out of there but booker could beat him. >> the e.r.a. the potential race that i'm excited about, sanford v sanford an i'm not talking about the 1891 supreme court case. i'm talking about mark appalachian trail sanford who is rumored to want to run for tim scott's south carolina '01 seat but in a too good to be true twist so does his ex-wife jenni. >> love it. >> amazing. >> it is a movie. >> i hope this happens just so we can talk about it for however long that lasts. >> is this a woody allen movie. >> to anyone who would listen, harts and homer ran against each other. >> peter griffin and his wife did it on "family guy" as well. >> oh, boy. >> so this is actually happening. >> there's a precedent. >> in cartoon. >> cartoon president. welcome to mooseport. the former president runs for mayor of mooseport, maine and his wife comes to town to endorse his opponent. >> lots to watch for. >> up next, we got a nasty storm h
is that movie, grae? >> it's le miserable. it's the first time they have included this song from the play in the movie. and when this movie screened for critics last weekend, the entire oscar race changed dramatically because hugh jackman may have just taken the oscar away from daniel day-lewis as abraham lincoln. and for all of us movie folks, that is a really big deal. this movie, i actually had the pleasure of seeing it, and i can't say a whole lot about it because it comes out on christmas day, but to everybody who is a fan of "les miserable" they're going to be ecstatic about the movie. we'll get used to hearing it. it's going to win a ton of stuff. >> that's really exciting. i'm going be humming that song for the next couple hours. thanks, grae. you can get more from grae drake at >>> and our own a.j. hammer sat down with the star of "killing them softly" brad pitt for a very revealing interview about his engagement and his stance on marriage equality. you can watch brad pitt right here tomorrow, 5:00 p.m. eastern on cnn. >>> and replacing secretary of state hill
. >> usually ends up in a 12-step program. >>> universal "les miserables" was the top movie. that's good. >> i thought you were going. >>> will see that one of these day, a movie that opens on christmas day, stars hugh jackm jackman, anne hathaway, and russell crowe, took in $17 million in ticket sales above industry projections and the second best christmas day opening ever. apparently only sherlock holmes that came out on christmas three years ago and quentin tarantino's django got a lot of pre-opening controversy. i like quentin tarantino, a lot of controversial issues. >> the s&p index is down after its loss in 2008. money invested in commodity funds is up 86%. lang joins us with more on what we're calling the great commodity correction. >> we can call that. despite the index is looking to be down next year, we saw a lot of strong performers. soybean, wheat, saw staggering gains. 38 and 22% respectively. the ag group has seen strength. and lumber, the top performer with a gain near 50%, rising as a struggling u.s. housing market is showing signs of recovery and also supplies needed for hur
we should see. you say we should see will "les miserables." >> this is one -- i consider this movie to be a cinematic revolution. the fact that they're singing live. this is such a huge deal for movies because most musicals have a recorded sound track. so the actors prerecord it three or four months prior. by being able to sing live, they're able to change their emotions and not be married to the prerecord vocals. i sat down with anne hathaway and i talked to her about this benefit of singing live and is this thank is what she had to say. >> i remember at the end of the second day of the lovely ladies of the tooth pulling thinking, oh, god, that was as far as i had intended to go with my performance and i haven't sung. i have no idea what tomorrow will bring. so all this preparation -- i had to build on it kind of in the moment and if we recorded many months prior to that, then of course i wouldn't have been able to do that. >> brian: she attractive in person? >> i definitely think so. i love anne hathaway. i think she's absolutely gorgeous. in the movie, she's so phenomenal and it'
in atlanta. first, we go to ennis standing by in miserable, snowy new york. it's a pretty picture, ines. >> reporter: you can still see the snowfall here. and this area is expected to get anywhere from 9 to 13 inches here in syracuse and in some other areas of new york, up to 18 inches. and i'll tell you that the snowplows have been working 12-hour shifts throughout the day yesterday and evening. they were spreading salt before the storm in anticipation of the storm. this area is used to getting a lot of snowstorm. two years ago they got almost 180 inches of snowfall. and so this time they're saying, look, we're used to getting snow. the challenge is this amount of snow in such a short period of time, it's been almost two years since syracuse has seen one foot of snow all in one shot, drew. >> it is incredibly pretty pictures from my nice, warm studio, ines. we appreciate you getting up this morning and getting in it. >>> the nba's indiana pacers were actually forced to postpone last night's home game against the chicago bulls. that's a real rarity. take a look at these pictures. gettin
to pursue my dreams. his father, however, was a miserable human being and i grew up in a house always hearing my father talk about how much he hated his own father. so a lot of times that shaped -- i knew him, he died when i was 6 so it was those types of hearing those conversations that sort of informed how some of these children feel about their dad in this film. >> you're married to a supermodel. why is she not in ul aof your fil all of your films? >> on our first date, she said i've gotten offers to act and i have no interest so if you ever want a second date, don't ask. >> she runs an organization for women who are pregnant, does her own great thing. nice to have you and looking forward to seeing the film, looking forward to downloading and watching the film, i don't go out of the kids. >>> the silence deafening on capitol hill, rahm emmanuel will join us to talk about the prospects of a fiscal cliff deal straight ahead. >>> and then he was in great health when suddenly he had a mini stroke, at just 27, frankie muniz tells us what happened to him. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] e
of this long range ballistic missile launch. the one in april failed miserably. and for the first time then they admitted that it did fail publicly. this time they extended the window and did not invite foreign journalists to watch this and simply announced when it was successful. they didn't want to take a chance of it failing again. the north koreans trying to time this to coincide with the death of their, their leader a year ago, and so that's why they're carrying this out this week. it is an attention-geting exercise. most u.s. officials believe. the pentagon has been notably silent in reaction to the launch last night, jenna. jenna: it has certainly gotten a lot of our attention and we'll be talking about it today. jennifer, thank you. >> reporter: thank you very much. jon: for more on the north korean launch let's bring in am gas door john bolton, former ambassador to the u.n. good morning ambassador. >> good morning jon. jon: what should the u.s. response should be? >> i think our policy or north korea has been wrong for a long time. i'm in the in favor of a long shift in policy
of the fiscal cliff threat and hurricane sandy. >>> box office gold for les miserables. it blew away all expectations. raking in $18 million on opening day. strong number one. and number two, jangle on chains, starring jamie fox and leonardo decap icaprio. and then the hob bot, parental guidance and jack reacher. >>> in the next half hour, we'll preview some of the top picks with christopher john farley of speak easy. "the wall street journal's" culture website. we'll look ahead to the movies. >>> ahead on "starting point," we showed you the winter weather in some parts of the country. the other danger? tornadoes. a man rolling the camera as he started to steer his family away from a twister, that's next. ♪ aww man. [ male announcer ] returns are easy with free pickup from the u.s. postal service. we'll even drop off boxes if you need them. visit pay, print, and have it picked up for free. any time of year. ♪ nice sweater. thank you. ♪ welcome to chevy's year-end event. so, the 5.3-liter v8 silverado can tow up to 9,600 pounds? 315 horsepower. what's that in reindeer-power
' dreams. ♪ from what it seems >> the big screen adaptation of "les miserables" had an all-star cast that helped it finish third. capping off a record-setting year, hollywood earned an impressive $10.8 billion in 2012, up 6% from last year that reverse d a three-year trend of lower returns. >> in 2012, we had the perfect storm of movies. just the right combination of films, comedies, action movies, sci-fi and it all played out very well for hollywood. >> i volunteer as tribute. >> like "the hunger game" and twilight's "breaking dawn" become big hit. >> bond. james bond. >> and three movies joined the billion dollar club, "skyfall," "the avengers" and there were some duds. but in the end hollywood got what it wanted, a hollywood ending at the box office. if 2012 is the best ever, 2013 could be better with several big sequels slated for release, experts say it could be the year when the box office timely breaks the $11 billion mark. so willie, it's been a good year and, hey, happy new year. >> happy new year to you. up early for us in los angeles. >>> three women who sparked debates, e
the musical "les miserables.". trouble started in the first-- oh 30 seconds. ♪ at the end of the day she's been nothing but trouble -- ♪ >> reporter: director tom cooper has the songs perform the songs live instead of lip sync to prerecorded tracks-- and he won't let you forget it! ♪ follow to the letter your artillery this will shame you until you die -- ♪ >> reporter: the camera rushes in on actor's faces gets in real close. it must have been hard for them to keep their composeier as they went flat or sharp or in the case of russell crowe into an uncanny fog of atonalty. >> reporter: do not forget me -- ♪ >> reporter: but i admire crowes-- all of their-- gumption the movie would be a monster hit and many will weep at the plight of hugh jack man's jean valjean as he labors to shake crowe's unshakable lawman javert while forced to sing an octave too high. >> reporter: strength to journey on -- ♪ >> reporter: meanwhile an emaciated anne hathaway. >> reporter: ♪ so different from the this hell i'm living -- ♪ >> reporter: performs the unforgettable "i dream add dream" in one
the concept of not being a right to work state. they tried to enshrine that failed miserably and the governor said you made this an issue now and we are going to make it an issue and we are going to support this bill. it seems clear to me this is going to pass today. he is not going to sign it today but despite what you are hearing out here is probably done deal. stuart: are they trying to block legislators from getting in? jeff: we see no evidence of that at this point. no evidence of it. people on this freedom path. no violence. stuart: we will stay with it. jeff flock in the middle of it. i want you to listen to what president obama said yesterday about this issue in michigan. >> we need to do everything we can to encourage companies to keep investing in american workers. by the way, what we shouldn't do, and what we shouldn't be doing is trying to take away your right to bargain. [applause] stuart: exactly what the president said. that it is a right to bargain for better wages. does the union also have a right to force people to adjoin a union and pay dues to it. joining us is the mayor o
, as a social studies teacher, could teach physics. i would fail miserably in my classroom if i was teaching physics. that's part of the reason why you have a content gate before you start teaching. but it's also ridiculous to think that you can actually manage a classroom of 30 kids, differentiate instruction if you don't have some baseline clinical practice. and that's what professionals actually know. so we're saying, let's control our own profession, just like lawyers and doctors. let's have high standards that are aligned with this new common core so we're aiming to help kids critically think, work together, apply knowledge. and let have this kind of universal assessment. teachers take a lot of tests already to become teachers. have a universal assessment so that teachers feel confident and competent on the first day of teaching. >> randi weingarten is the pre of the american federation of teachers. thanks for joining us. >> great to be with you. >>> a list of what you should buy, coming up next. [ male announcer ] it's that time of year again. time for citi price rewind. because your d
apparently it's going to be said a lot this awards season, very long title, less miserables, moonrise kingdom, salmon fishing in the yemen and silver linings playbook. those comedy movies, there's a little zing to the zang there. there's some different, smaller, quirkier movies and that's what we see the hollywood foreign press do a lot of times. there will be a lot of star power at the 70th annual golden globe awards this year hosted by tina faye and aimee poehler, got nominations for best am stress in a comedy series. women will be in full force. here is a couple of things that stood out, people who did not get nominated, anthony hopkins did not get nominated for "hitchco "hitchcock" although helen mirren did and no jamie foxx although leonardo and quentin tarantino nominated for best director and screen play but no jamie foxx once again. don? >> no jamie foxx. any other factors? >> reporter: no jamie foxx. >> any other actors nominated? >> reporter: oh, yeah. you know what here is where the hollywood foreign press likes, they like star power, they love a-listers on the red carpet and there
." >> brian: let's talk about "les miserables." am i going to be pleased with this? >> yeah. here is the deal, they did a thing called live singing with this movie. it's very rare in musicals because most musicals, they record the music three or four months prior to going on set. so when the actors get there, they have to mime the lyrics. this time they sing live into the camera. the emotion is happening right there. and what at this was sat down with hugh jackman recently. here is us, we live sing our interview. here is hugh jackman and myself. >> tell me the positives and negatives of singing live ♪ ♪ the negatives are if you don't have a score ♪ ♪ like during this interview ♪ we are pretty much singing the same notes all the time ♪ >> steve: awesome. >> gretchen: very cute. >> we were totally singing. they do live sing. it's the most beloved musical of all time. it's been seen by over 60 million people and opens christmas day. >> gretchen: christmas day also opens "parental guidance." it's a family movie. i have a 7 and 9-year-old, can i bring them to this movie? >> here is the
is the second largest industry in the united states right now. >> given our demographics, that is just miserable news. finally, doctor, would you -- young woman or man comes to you saying i'm looking for a career in medicine, what do you tell them? >> one of the good things in medicine, people don't usually go into it for the purpose of making money, they go into it for helping people. if you want to make money, there are probably prochgss that you'll do better. the satisfaction you get of looking after people and having a very healthy wage as a result of that is incomparable. >> if you can get past with dealing with the insurance companies, i bet you it is a rewarding job. dr. cosgrove, thank you very much. >> thank you. >> still ahead, much more on the markets. the economy and the fiscal cliff with henry mcvey. head of global macro and asset allocation. [ male announcer ] when it comes to the financial obstacles military families face, we understand. at usaa, we know military life is different. we've been there. that's why every bit of financial advice we offer is geared specifically to curren
you want to embrace because they're both miserable. but based on experience in illino illinois, illinois is in a very bad state. >> the president comes from that state, too. >> so that suggests further that is his world view. what has the city of chicago be doing? >> rahm emanuel took on the teacher's union. >> he got rolled. and they've been selling assets. it's been asset sales, parking contract, not dealing with the underlying spending problems. so house republicans are determined to deal with this debt question. so when boehner comes out and gives his talk right after the election -- >> but honestly, the administration has criticized the republicans because there are no specifics in the spending cuts. >> come on, look. the erskine bowles language -- you know how this works. house republicans are will -- >> give me one. >> i won't play that game and here's why. house republicans -- house republicans are willing to sit . house republicans are willing to sit down. they're not any more anxious to deal with the cuts and pass the cuts than anybody else is but we demonstrated thro
growth real quick. a couple numbers. even with the miserable growth we've experienced from 2009 to 2012, you know how much revenue has increased to the federal government per year? $344 billion. if we just return to a normal economy, where we have revenue generation, which is average, at 18.5%, that would add another $434 billion per year. add those up that's more than $750 billion and president obama's punish success scheme would raise somewhere between 74 and 35 it's 10% -- here's the problem -- >> bring the soldiers back from korea. what are they doing there? how about japan? how do we cut the defense budget now? >> jim, i'm not disagreeing with you. >> what's the -- >> first audit of the defense firms we don't even know where the money is being spent. i'm not disagreeing with you on defense. you want to really attack what's going to be an explosion in costs, it's brom ma care. obama care is so vastly or grocery underestimated in terms of costs. i mean currently, the current budget window is $1.7 billion. when true spending kicks in $2.5 and that assumes only 1 million employees lose
' life will be so miserable, their life will be so unbearable as americans wake up to these bigger withholdings that they'll just want to get done with it. do you agree? >> i give charlie some credit. i don't think he is a former congressman here. he is still here during the lame duck session. let's be politically honest with each other. face it. the real key if you go over the cliff is who gets blamed. if the president gets blamed you'll see him starting to compromise a lot more. if the republicans get blamed you'll see them want to move some more. that is the unfortunate reality of it if we do go over the cliff. >> congressman mulvany of south carolina thanks so much for your time. we'll see you soon. >> thanks, guys. >> meantime, facebook trading sharply lower on the day of its fourth lockup expiration. when we come back we'll talk to the author of the facebook era about how the company and social networking are changing the face of business. but first rick santelli is working on something for a little later on. rick? >> yeah. a little later on. bottom of the hour we'll be talki
with three grand kids. ♪ ♪ many of us anticipating the big screen adaptation of les miserable . stars anne hath thereto away . russell crowe. >> i love that. >> les miberables. >> i am saying with a spanish accent. >> my wife wants to see that. she never asked me to so a movie. all right. i have to go see it there is no speak negligent entire movie and singing the entire movie. did you see it on stagement >> no . loved it. >> and coming up, falking about our favorite christmas movies. you can find us on twitter or e-mail address . we have to figure it out. fox and >> best deals are still ahead. days toy shop the ultimate discounts rerealed. >> and thrown out of the a moving car and left to die . he survived and this morning, another chris malmiracle. >> he did survive. >> [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. i just served my mother-in-law your chicken noodle soup but she loved it so much... i told her it was homemade. everyone tells a little white lie now and then. but now she wants my recipe [ clears his throat ] [ softly ] she's right behind me isn't she? [ male announcer ] prog
it was a miserable experience. >> it was terrible. i thought i was dying. >> they were very good at taking care of us and took care of all of our needs. they came in and sanitized the rooms three times a day while he we were ill. >> alisyn: it sounds terrible and all the sick passengers since recovered. yesterday we showed you the video of an ups man caught on camera stealing christmas presents and now new video in one neighborhood in seattle, washington. you can see one subject walks right out of his car, picks up a package from the front porch and bolts. surveillance cameras caught this woman strolling right up to a well-lit porch and stealing this box. police are still looking for both of them. >> clayton: you know what i'm struck by, how many people are using web cams on front porches. >> alisyn: and when you haven't done your christmas shopping in time, this is not the answer, people. >> kelly: and they're stealing in the day as well. during the daylight hours. >> clayton: it's expected everyone is at work and boxes piling up while you're at work. >> kelly: exactly. >> clayton: our booth wants
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